My Thing-A-Day projects got off to a rocky start by missing the midnight deadline for my first project. I’ve been wanting to learn more about Photoshop, plus I’m wanting to get some promotional materials put together for our Make:KC group. So, for my first project I chose to create a logo using some advanced Photoshop type effects.
It didn’t quite turn out the way I imagined but I did learn new Photoshop features while working on this project. I was working from the Photoshop Type Effects Visual Encyclopedia book using their Soft Plastic technique. There are a number of great looking typography styles to choose from in the book.
Photoshop is capable of much more than my normal usage, mostly croping photos, adjusting the image slightly, creating a few montage images, and using a few filters. For this project I ended up learning about using the Alpha Channel.
I don’t know why I haven’t used the alpha channel before. I kind of remember reading something a few years ago about how difficult it was to use these channels. That may still be true but I found that using the alpha channel as a way of saving a particular selection set within your image was easy and is great.
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